Postdoctoral Research Fellow (2017-2019)
Faculty of Law
University of Ottawa
Lab: Canada Research Chair on Occupational Health and Safety Law
I am a physiotherapist who has clinical experience working with people with orthopedic injuries. I completed a doctorate in the field of Rehabilitation Sciences at University of Montréal, under the supervision of Debbie Feldman (UdeM) and Matthew Hunt (McGill). My doctoral research addressed the ethical and organisational issues faced by physiotherapists when caring for injured workers supported by a workers’ compensation board in Canada.
I am currently working as a postdoctoral fellow under the supervision of Ellen MacEachen of the University of Waterloo (Faculty of Health Public Health and Health Systems) and Katherine Lippel, who holds the Canada Research Chair on Occupational Health and Safety Law at the Civil Law Section of the Faculty of Law at the University of Ottawa.
During my fellowship, I will look at identifying, defining and comparing the roles of different health professionals working as front line (or primary care) providers for injured workers that are supported by a workers’ compensation board, in four different jurisdictions. The goal of this project is to better understand how these providers can influence the quality of care and the return to work process for these patients. I received funding for this postdoctoral training by the Fonds de Recherche du Québec – Santé (FRQ-S).